AB webhost provides shared hosting, semi-dedicated hosting, VPS hosting and domain name registration services to clients around the world.It provides its services in partnership with AttractSoft GmbH and over the years, the company has hosted over 500,000 websites. Its data center is located in Sofia, Bulgaria and its website is available in English.
Features and Ease of Use
It has three shared hosting plans with the following features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- 30 days money-back guarantee
- Weekly automatic backups
- Unlimited disk space
- Unlimited bandwidth
It supports MySQL and PostgreSQL databases while supporting phpMyAdmin and phpPgAdmin tools. Its programming languages include PHP and ASP.NET and the programming scripts supported are Perl, Ruby, CGI, and python.
While all that is great for people who know their way around programming, customers who do not will need a website builder or auto-installer.
Ab webhost offers the Zacky app installer from which you can install several web scripts that fall under Content Management Systems, discussion boards, image gallery, eCommerce solutions, wiki, social network, customer relationship management and learning management system.
From the Zacky application installer, you can website builder tools like concrete5 and Building Engine which will allow you to design your website easily without manual code editing.
It uses the Linux operating system with Apache Web server and a 50Gbit network connectivity on its servers.
It uses RAID backup on its servers which stores data on two hard disk drives (HDD). This provides increased reliability. If one hard disk crashes, data can be restored from the other drive. It also offers firewall protection and ClamAV and SpamAssassin for virus and spam protection.
The shared plans have an easy to use control panel from which you can add domains, manage emails, databases and FTP accounts.
Pricing and Support
AB webhost’s three shared plans are low-priced and affordable. You can subscribe monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually, biennially and triennially for any of the plans. Payment methods include PayPal, bank transfer, cards, bitcoin, and WorldPay.
It offers a 30-day money-back guarantee which is only applicable to yearly plans and not applicable on renewals.
AB webhost offers free domain registration on its higher shared plan but with some conditions that are the norm for most free domain offers with hosting. It is only available on yearly plans, it only applies to certain domains and only for the initial year of registration.
A free demo is also available on all plans. So, you can sign up for it to experience how the service feels like before purchasing a paid plan.
AB webhost’s customer support is available through phone, live chat, email, ticket and knowledge base FAQ. I contacted support through the live chat platform.